Orchestrated Sunny by Mark Ronson with Candie Payne



Hear this marvelous orchestrated “Sunny”

 Mark Ronson


candie payne

ON AUGUST 19, 2003 (37 years after Bobby Hebb and the Beatles performed onstage)

Mark Ronson released the Ghostface Killah / Nate Dog “Ooh Wee” sample of BoneyM’s “SUNNY”

Now there’s an orchestrated “Sunny” – the Bobby Hebb song – performed by Candie Payne

with Mark Ronson.  Check them both out!



Candice “Candie” Payne (born 19 December 1981 in Liverpool[1]) is an English singer and songwriter. She released her debut album, I Wish I Could Have Loved You More, on Deltasonic in May 2007. She is the sister of singer/songwriter Howie Payne, former frontman of band The Stands, and Sean Payne, the drummer of The Zutons.




Mark Ronson – of course – has the Ooh Wee (Sunny) remix from the BoneyM rendition of “Sunny”


with Nate Dogg and Ghostface Killah  “Ooh Wee” (Sunny remix)


Mark Ronson – Ooh Wee (Sunny Remix).wmv

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ooh wee Mark Ronson


LYRICS TO OOH WEE featuring “Sunny” by BoneyM (written by Bobby Hebb) here:


CRO heading towards 39 million spins of EASY – sampling Bobby Hebb’s SUNNY


CRO’s EASY  – samples Bobby Hebb’s SUNNY

Almost 39 MILLION HITS on YouTube!



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Paul Mauriat’s flip of LOVEIS BLUE, “Sunny” being utilized /sampled for J’Lo’s BE MINE

Mauriat Mon Credo

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Paul Mauriat “Sunny”



Jennifer Lopez  BE MINE


Paul Mauriat’s SUNNY


here’s how you compare samples

Jennifer Lopez – Paul Mauriat


CRO   Bobby Hebb



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MOS DEF  PRIORITY   samples Bobby Hebb’s FLOWER from Love Games


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Over 222,000 hits




Stevie Wonder Performs Bobby Hebb’s “Sunny”


Stevie Wonder’s studio rendition of “Sunny” from his For Once In My Life CD

On the CBS Grammy Salute which featured Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and Stevie Wonder on Sunday night, February 9th, 2014, it was a wonderful tribute to the Beatles’ 50th Anniversary.


On February 6, 2014, three nights earlier, Bobby Hebb’s daughter, Kitoto Von Hebb, performed “Sunny” at the Apollo Theater with the Brotherhood band as part of the http://nycfab50.com celebration of the music of the Beatles.  Bobby Hebb toured with the Fab Four in 1966.



“Sunny” is the second song on Side 2 of the vinyl LP version of Stevie Wonder’s For Once in My Life LP


You can hear Stevie Wonder’s Studio version of “Sunny” here:


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Stevie Wonder performed “Sunny” on his 1970 Stevie Wonder Live! lp as well


 Wikipedia on Stevie Wonder Live


Listen to “Sunny” from 1970′s STEVIE WONDER LIVE

Here’s what appears to be a different mastering job on the same take, from Stevie Wonder Live, 1970

Stevie Wonder also performed “Sunny” by Bobby Hebb live http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EEebj9UR7dY




New CD single from Kitoto Von Hebb



The new CD single from Kitoto Von Hebb debuts at the Apollo Theater on February 6, 2014.

Included along with the first releases from the Bobby Hebb Anthology boxed set – Proud Soul Heritage and Love You, two songs written by Bobby and performed by his daughter, Kitoto, are two versions of “Sunny.”  The first release on CD – ever – of Sunny performed live in Japan by Bobby Hebb.  There’s also a 1998 rendition of “Sunny” live.   A radio interview from 91.7 FM is also included with Bobby talking about the creation of Proud Soul Heritage




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Bobby Hebb and Beatles

New updated David West enhancement of classic photo Brian Epstein directed of the Beatles getting Bobby Hebb’s autograph

Memphis, August 19, 1966



see story below

Leonard Nimoy Reveals He Has Lung Disease, Warns Against Smoking


It’s too late for Leonard Nimoy, but he wants his fans to know that they should quit smoking now.

The 82-year-old actor, who’s played the iconic role of Spock in “Star Trek” TV shows and movies since 1966, has revealed that he has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease from his days as a smoker.
Meanwhile, he’s prolific on Twitter, with more than 807,000 followers. Nimoy regularly comments on his daily life, upcoming “Star Trek” events, and interacts with his fans.

Nimoy’s tweet about his diagnosis was met with supportive messages from that same group.

Read more here:



Much as “Reprise” was stuffed with overachieving references to Proust, Maurice Blanchot and the untranslated Norwegian poet Tor Ulven, “Blind,” too, runs thick with eccentric pop-culture ephemera, from the obscure 1970 Norwegian omnibus film “Days From 1000 Years” to a running discussion of Leonard Nimoy as actor, photographer and chanteur (his cover of Bobby Hebb’s “Sunny” is heard on the soundtrack).


“Sunny” on The Way I Feel cd from Leonard Nimoy



Kitoto Von Hebb to perform “Sunny” and the Beatles’ “Something” at the Apollo Theater



Bobby Hebb’s daughter to perform “Sunny” and George Harrison’s “Something”

Hear Frank Sinatra perform the songs

“Something” by Sinatra


“Sunny” by Sinatra with Duke Ellington




Twist and Shout: Soul Legends Celebrate the Beatles, at the legendary Apollo Theater on 253 West 125th Street, is one of the star-studded charity concerts being held as part of NYC Fab 50: Celebrating the Music of the Beatles 50th Anniversary Celebration.

The event will take place on Thursday, February 6, 2014. Tickets will go on sale through Ticketmaster on January 7, 2014. All of the net proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the Food Bank for New York City.

The concert will feature veteran music legends, including one person who toured with the Beatles and another whose father toured with the Beatles. Kitoto Von Hebb, the daughter of two musical parents, one being “Sunny” author/singer Bobby Hebb, who toured with the Beatles in 1966. Kitoto has recorded with producer Joe Viglione (producer of the “Sunny” boxed set) and her recordings of Bobby Hebb’s “Proud Soul Heritage” and “Love You” feature Grammy-winning drummer Steve Holley (Paul McCartney’s Wings, Joe Cocker, Elton John).

Also confirmed for the evening are such artists as rock’n’ roll pioneer Lloyd Price, Grammy and Tony award-winning singer/songwriter Dee Dee Bridgewater, Gary U.S. Bonds, Bettye LaVette, and Melvin Van Peebles. Drummer Rich Pagano of the Fab Faux is the musical director for the concert, and more performers are being added to the bill. This production is not affiliated with Apple Corp Ltd or the Beatles.

The Food Bank for New York City recognizes thirty years as the city’s major hunger-relief organization working to end food poverty throughout the five boroughs. As the city’s hub for integrated food poverty assistance, Food Bank tackles the hunger issue on three fronts: food distribution, income support, and nutrition education. Through its network of community-based member programs, Food Bank helps provide 400,000 free meals a day for New Yorkers in need. Food Bank’s hands-on nutrition education program in the public schools reaches thousands of children, teens, and adults. Income support services including food stamps, free tax assistance for the working poor, and the earned income tax credit, put millions of dollars back in the pockets of low-income New Yorkers. Learn how you can help at foodbanknyc.org.




In Memory of Hal Hebb

By Joe Viglione

I spoke to Nashville band leader Jimmy Church the other night, November 21,  about his work with Bobby Hebb.  Jimmy met Harold Hebb briefly, the three men being pillars of the 1950s/1960s Nashville music scene.

A blog on the Marigolds has the members of the group listed, worth sharing here on Hal Hebb’s anniversary

The Marigolds  (Nashville, Tennessee)
 aka The Solotones   (By Hans-Joachim)



Johnny Bragg (Lead Tenor)

Edward Lee Thurmon (Tenor)

William Stewart (Baritone)

John Edward Drue (Tenor)

Harold Hebb (Tenor)

Willie Wilson (Bass)

There’s a photo of the group on this blog site:


Here is a YouTube of The Marigolds singing “Rollin Stone”


In Memory of Hal Hebb…

In Memory Of Hal Hebb – by Joe Viglione (23 November 2010)

Hal-HebbOn August 3, 2010 we lost Bobby Hebb, co- author of a song that won a Grammy for vocalist Lou Rawls entitled “A Natural Man”, and singer/performer of a song on the Grammy winning album Night Train To Nashville, the modern pop classic “Sunny”.

Some say “Sunny” was written by Bobby Hebb for God, other reviews of the song claim it was for one particular woman, while still others reference the loss of Bobby’s older brother, Hal Hebb, on November 23, 1963, as a catalyst for one of the greatest songs in the history of popular music. On August 26, 1995, Bobby appeared on my television program, Visual Radio, and gave a clear description of how he wrote his masterpiece:

The Day John F. Kennedy Died – November 22, 1963 John F. Kennedy and the creation of “Sunny”

A collection of essays from the internet; these are not necessarily the views of BobbyHebb.com – but on this 50th Anniversary, we’re exploring the myth and the facts behind Bobby Hebb’s “Sunny”
How News Of JFK Assassination Broke In Real Time


Really eased the pain. – Sunny by Bobby hebb – Rap Genius

The song was written 48 hours after John F. Kennedy’s assassination and Bobby … To help improve the meaning of these lyrics, visit “Sunny” by Bobby hebb …
The song was written 48 hours after John F. Kennedy’s assassination and Bobby Head’s brother being stabbed to death outside a club in Memphis. It was the writer choice to his optimism — “sunny” times rather than drawn in sorrow.
From the editor:
Bobby Hebb immersed himself in Gerard Wilson’s amazing jazz lp You Better Believe It.Gerard Wilson